Respectful Insolence

Saturday morning YouTube

Time to take a break from science and medicine again.

The Rambo movies happen to be a guilty pleasure of mine. Little did I know that there was a Turkish knockoff of the character:

I particularly love the rocket launchers in this one. Their “action” has to be seen to be believed.

Comments

  1. #1 Adam Garrett
    July 7, 2007

    Classic. Where does he keep getting the rockets for that RPG? Obviously not from those pants!!!

    Thanks for the laugh.

  2. #2 Bronze Dog
    July 7, 2007

    Well, Adam knows what I was thinking. Do they just leave ‘em lying on the ground everywhere, like in poorly thought-out first person shooters?

  3. #3 Paul T.
    July 7, 2007

    I can’t believe that film didn’t get an Oscar nomination for Editing. Thank for the morning laugh Doc.

  4. #4 jk
    July 7, 2007

    Back in the day, there was practically a whole industry in Turkey dedicated to ripping off American movies and pop culture. There are “turkified” versions of Star Wars, Star Trek, Superman, Batman, Spiderman(in which Spidey is the villian), The Exocist, The Wizard of Oz, and many others.

    I’ve put clips from some of these movies on my blog, see here and here.

    This is the first I’ve seen of Turkish Rambo, though. Thanks for putting it up!

  5. #5 sailor
    July 7, 2007

    “I particularly love the rocket launchers in this one. Their “action” has to be seen to be believed.”
    Did you mean “Disbelieved”
    Many years ago after a hijacking incident I remember a newspaper report that Sylvester Stallone was invited to attend the Cannes Film Festival. He refused to go because he was frightened he might get hijacked!

  6. #6 Koray
    July 7, 2007

    Well, as you see midway through the clip, he finds those rockets on the ground. The soil is _that_ fertile.

    JK: There’s also a Turkish remake of The Woman in Red.

    The wikipedia quote could be right about why Turkish Star Wars was made, but as a kid in Turkey I remember seeing the original Rambo: First Blood Part 2. So I don’t understand why the hell they made this movie. For youtube in the future I guess.

  7. #7 Clark Bartram
    July 8, 2007

    They showed him finding 3 or 4 of the 11 rockets on the ground (worst Easter Egg substitute ever?) but not the other 7 or 8. He may have “stored” them somewhere, and if so he might have a lucrative future in the drug smuggling business.

    Was the woman at the end a flashback? I must know….oops, sorry, I tripped over a grenade. Anyway, thanks for the clip.

  8. #8 Clark Bartram
    July 8, 2007

    They showed him finding 3 or 4 of the 11 rockets on the ground (worst Easter Egg substitute ever?) but not the other 7 or 8. He may have “stored” them somewhere, and if so he might have a lucrative future in the drug smuggling business.

    Was the woman at the end a flashback? I must know….oops, sorry, I tripped over a grenade. Anyway, thanks for the clip.

  9. #9 Jeb, FCD
    July 8, 2007

    Steroids apparently haven’t made their way to Turkey yet.